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This is a video of an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the the publication of “A Wrinkle in Time.” Children, as well as adults, are interviewed. A good introductory video to show before assigning the book.
Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) is an American author who wrote A Wrinkle in Time, a Newberry-Award-winning book that has so far sold eight million copies. At the time her death, A Wrinkle in Time was in its 67th printing! You’d think that such a wonderful and loved book would have been snapped up by the first publisher who received the manuscript. But it was not. A Wrinkle in Time is a famous book that almost didn’t find a publisher—much like Harry Potter! Madeleine’s manuscript was rejected by 26 publishers before being accepted by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1963. As a writer, Madeleine worked hard, and didn’t give up.
As Madeleine L’Engle is no longer living, her social media accounts are managed by others. That said, the official website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts are worth consulting.
- Madeleine L’Engle at Wikipedia
- The official Website
- The official Facebook account.
- The official Twitter account. This account is mostly quotes from Madeleine L’Egnle. It is worth consulting.
This the transcript of an interview with Madeleine L’Engle conducted by children and published by Scholastic Book.
Books by Madeleine L’Engle